Heart day: 500 students pledge to donate organs

On the occasion of World Heart Day, over 500 students from various schools pledged their organs for donation here on Sunday.

Published: 30th September 2013 10:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2013 10:34 AM   |  A+A-

World-Heart-Day

On the occasion of World Heart Day, over 500 students from various schools pledged their organs for donation here on Sunday.  The programme was organised by Herat Care Foundation, Lisie Hospital, Mrutasanjeevani, Cardiological Society of India, Kerala.

Justice Cyriac Thomas inaugurated the celebrations. Director Siddique and anchor Ranjini Haridas shared their experiences and pledged their organs. Siddique said he got to know of the importance of organ donation when his brother had to undergo a kidney transplant. Students from Rajagiri Educational Institute and St. Teresa’s institute also attended the function.

Chief Cardiovascular Surgeon of Appollo hospitals, Chennai, M R Girinathan was awarded lifetime achievement award by Heart Care Foundation. Nodal officer of Kerala Network for Organ Sharing Noble Gracious, Kosi George, Jacob Abraham and chairman of Heart Care Foundation Jose Chacko Periappuram also attended.

‘Moveathon’ Held

As part of World Heart Day celebrations, a ‘moveathon’ was jointly organised by KIMS Hospital and Lulu Mall, here on Sunday. Justice C N Ramachandran Nair, chairman, Dam Safety Authority, flagged off the programme. Hundreds of people participated in the event.

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